#150 The Health Benefits of Ginseng, More Sports Injury Triage, Dealing With Uncertainty and Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 19 and 20, 2020 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the health benefits of ginseng with Joel Thuna, part 2 of our exploration of sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine, dealing with uncertainty (in uncertain times) with Rod Macdonald and how to navigate sex during a pandemic with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Ginseng

  • What is ginseng?
  • Adaptogens
  • White vs. red ginseng
  • “True” ginseng: “panax” ginseng vs. other ginseng
  • Imperial ginseng/Asian ginseng
  • North American ginseng
  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Ashwagandha/Indian Ginseng
  • Brazilian Ginseng/Suma
  • Which ginseng should you take?

Sports Injury Triage Part 2

  • For Part 1 go here
  • Shin splints
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Tight hip flexors
  • Neck Pain

Dealing With Uncertainty (During Uncertain Times)

  • Why is uncertainty such a challenge for people to deal with?
  • The threshold of tolerance
  • What strategies can we employ to deal with uncertainty?
  • What can you do in the moment?
  • Who can you turn to for support?

Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

  • How is Covid-19 impacting our sexual relationships?
  • “Cuffing Season”
  • New questions and considerations in finding a partner
  • Monogamous relationships
  • Stress and the libido
  • Is sex and intimacy even more important now?
  • Should we really be wearing masks during sex?
  • Are there risks of sexual transmission of Covid-19?
  • Long distance sex and other options

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here

To read Rod Macdonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine, go here

#94 Beating Back To Work Stress, Why The Intention Behind Your Workout Matters, Digital Health for Seniors and Advance Care Planning

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on August 24 and 25, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the natural treatment of stress with Joel Thuna, why the intention behind your workout matters with Rucsandra Mitrea, Digital Health for Seniors with Michael Green and Zayna Khayat and Advance Care Planning with Chad Hammond

 

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Stress

  • Who suffers from stress?
  • Is all stress bad?
  • Stress equilibrium
  • Dealing with stress in the moment
  • Adaptogens – Ginseng
  • Vitamin B for a balanced diet
  • Essential Oils
  • A Healthy Diet
  • Sleep and Regular Exercise
  • Avoiding alcohol, smoking, vaping and other toxins

The Intention Behind Your Workout

  • What mistakes do people make to derail their workouts?
  • Body awareness
  • Punishment workouts
  • Why do we (should we) work out?
  • Why is it important to be focused in our workout?
  • Preserving the wellness in our bodies
  • Form and awareness

Digital Health For Seniors

  • What is the mandate for digital health for aging Canadians?
  • How can digital access to health care improve life for Canadians
  • Access2022
  • Is the Canadian health care system ready to deal with the aging population?
  • Why is digital access to health so important for Canada?
  • What will the future of health care in Canada look like?
  • Will there be push back from older Canadians in digitizing health?
  • The technology gap
  • What digital tools are and will be available to facilitate health care?

Advance Care Planning

  • What is advanced care planning?
  • Why don’t Canadians take steps to plan for advanced care?
  • Who are Canadians speaking with about advanced care planning?
  • When do we think we should be considering advance care planning?
  • To learn more about resources for advance care planning go here.

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s articles  in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Rucsandra Mitrea and her work at Vital Directives go here.

To learn more about Michael Green/Zayna Khayat and the work at Access2022 go here.

To learn more about Chad Hammond and his work at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association go here.